Every entrepreneur nearly always pulls for the underdog, yet has a story to tell. Time and time again, creative thinkers seek inspiration in various walks of life. With digital content crafting curiosity and giving a sneak peek into the avant-garde geniuses in the cinematic universe, a lot of aspiring entrepreneurs and thought leaders are overcoming creative roadblocks by seeking inspiration from the digital realm.
While you hustle through the entrepreneurial puzzle, here are 10 movie/show recommendations to keep the creative juices flowing
1. The Wolf of Wall Street
Based on the true, rags to riches story of Jordan Belfort, a wealthy stockbroker living a risky life involving crime, corruption, and the federal government leading to his downfall, The wolf of wall street is an exhilarating saga of exciting lifestyle and unbelievable events.
Why watch it? The movie is a classic example of the meteoric rise of an aspiring businessman and how he botched success. Despite the shortcomings of the protagonist, the movie gives a realisation of the qualities like resilience, flexibility, and aspiration of a successful entrepreneur.
2.The founder (Netflix show)
The biopic of America’s most popular fast-food chain, McDonald’s and how it went from being the indigenous favourite fast-food outlet to winning hearts across the globe, the series follows a journey of the fast-food tycoon, Ray Kroc (The founder).
Why watch it? The grit and determination behind the elevation of a travelling milkshake mixer salesman to being the man behind McDonald’s transformation as a global franchise, the series showcases the values like having a vision, aspiring for growth, and trusting the right individuals in the business.
3. The social network
The Social Network brings the story of how Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook and how he was accused of plagiarising the idea.
Why watch it? The movie offers a glimpse into the humble beginnings of a large corporation and highlights the challenges associated with its evolution.
4. The pursuit of happyness
The heart wrenching true story of an entrepreneur, The pursuit of happiness is a gruelling tale of a homeless, unpaid stockbroker, Chris Gardner trying to make a living with his son. The movie takes the audience through the highs and lows of the life of a common man with a desire to have a better life.
Why watch it? The relentless journey of a homeless man to a multi-millionaire investor inspires budding businessmen to pursue their dreams and persevere through setbacks.
Moneyball unravels the story of how a baseball franchise Oakland A’s GM Billy Beane’s unique tactics helped overcome the odds stacked against the team and achieve incredible results in the major baseball league.
Why watch it? Moneyball is an outstanding showcase of risk vs reward. The movie emphasises on staying true to one’s ideologies amidst constant criticism and pressure.
6.Wall Street (1987)
Wall Street is the story of ambition and admiration of two prolific stockbrokers, Bud Fox and Gordon Gekko embroiled in greed and underhanded schemes.
Why watch it? The movie is a story of young entrepreneurs making repugnant decisions leading down an unethical path and how values define a business.
7. Steve Jobs (2015)
A biopic of the legendary technology mastermind, Steve Jobs, the movie shows the pivotal moments in the life of Steve Jobs, becoming the guiding light for technology-driven entrepreneurs.
Why watch it? The movie is a peek into a brainbox showcasing the man’s love for technology, inventiveness, and never-say-die attitude.